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Residency Requirement

Board of Regents' On-Campus Residency Requirement
Resolution 173, May 5, 1972

  1. Those freshman and sophomore students who are not veterans, married or living with parents or guardian, shall be required to live in a university-operated residence hall when such accommodations are available;
  2. Any Chancellor with a campus situation which he feels would warrant exception to the provisions of this resolution, may submit a plan to the Board for its consideration;
  3. Any Chancellor may grant exceptions to this policy to individuals with special situations, such as significant personal hardship.

At UW-Stevens Point, freshmen and sophomores are defined as individuals having graduated from high school two or fewer years ago; in other words, students who, if they had taken 15 credit hours/semester since high school graduation would still be under the 60 credit hours for junior standing.

Exceptions are granted on a routine basis for:

Married students (a copy of the marriage license must be submitted)

Students with dependent child(ren) living with them (birth certificates and third party verification is required)

Students enrolled in extension or other off-campus programs (only).

Students enrolled for six or fewer credits at UWSP

Students living with parent/legal guardian and commuting from within a 40-mile radius of Stevens Point (completion of the commuter statement by student and parent is required).

Students who have reached the age of 21 years prior to the first day of classes for the semester in question

A copy of the Application for Exception to Housing Requirement is available from the reception area in Residential Living, 601 Division Street Building and on-line.

Individuals who do not qualify for an exception based upon the criteria listed above may submit a written request for consideration.  Letters should be directed to Residential Living, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481.  Students are encouraged to include any information they believe will support their request.